Category Archives: Animal Shelter

Closing the Loop on the Animal Control Rip-off

Monroe County has more or less conceded that there is no justification for the astronomical $175,000 price increase we’ve been forced to pay the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) to run the Marathon shelter.  … Continue reading

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Cat’s out of the bag

The Blue Paper is continuing their phenomenal work.  They’ve got a story up about the reality behind the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) kill rate among other things. By the way, you should financially … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Rep. Raschein

Dear Rep. Raschein, Monroe County government is plagued by corruption, incompetence and waste. The latest outrage is the $425,000 per year contract awarded to the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA).  This is an increase … Continue reading

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Tangled Web: Tracking Costs

Update:  When I reread this post, I realized I buried the lede.  Bottom line – available cost information does not support the $425,000 contract price.  Taxpayers are being forced to pay FKSPCA more than it costs to run the Marathon … Continue reading

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Not Adding Up

I submitted the following public records request to Kevin Wilson, the Assistant County Administrator who is supposedly responsible for animal control. Please provide the documents that show what due diligence was done to confirm that $425,000 per year is a … Continue reading

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“Mere Allegations” and Smoke Without Fire

Mere allegation. It’s funny.  That phrase has popped up more than once in the past few days.  Donald Trump used it. “People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” the president said in his tweet Saturday. “There … Continue reading

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Animal Control: Corruption or Stupidity?

Update2:  Chris Weber responded to my email.  Standard uselessness.  I also sent another public records request to Kevin Wilson, which he is in the process of ignoring.  And why shouldn’t he?  He certainly has nothing to fear from the state … Continue reading

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Couple New Pages

Just want to let everyone know, I added a couple of new pages. The Memory Hole:  This is my attempt at keeping track of things. Incorporation Station:  This is where I gathered up all the posts about how incorporation would … Continue reading

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FKSPCA – Partial Response

Update:  FKSPCA did provide the documents I requested.  Here are the P&L reports by class for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. I submitted a request for information to the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA). Here’s … Continue reading

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FKSPCA – Jane Fails the Taxpayers

The Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) was recently awarded a $425,000 contract to run the Marathon animal shelter under very suspicious circumstances.  I wrote a few posts about it.  Here’s my initial reaction.  Here’s a post that … Continue reading

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